Fr. Paul McCabe is a native of Georgia, he was raised in Smyrna, GA and graduated from Campbell HS in Smyrna and is a life long Episcopalian. He is a first generation American, has four bothers and is an identical twin. After he graduated High School he joined the United States Navy and was assigned to the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Forrestal (CV-59) and sailed all over the world. After he graduated from the Navy he attended GA. State University and received a degree in Criminal justice and was hired by Fulton County Police in 1993. He worked in the patrol division and was also assigned to Special services where he worked in the C.O.P.S. division and was involved in community awareness and relations.
During his time on the Police Department he continued to volunteer as a youth group volunteer at St. Catherine’s Episcopal church and at the newly formed St. Teresa’s, Acworth. In 2004, after serving eleven years on the police department he resigned from his position after a two-year period of discernment starting in 2002 and went to The University of the South, School of Theology, Sewanee, TN and received a Masters of Divinity degree in 2007. During his time at Sewanee, he was blessed richly when his daughter was born, Kendall McCabe, with his former wife. He served as Curate at St. Edward’s Episcopal church, Lawrenceville, GA. from 2007-2009 and was responsible for Christian formation and children and youth programs. In 2009 Fr. Paul received a call to Church of the Annunciation and became the first full time rector of the parish. Under Fr. Paul’s direction with the Vestry ECA has continually grown in its membership, ministry and mission.
Fr. Paul serves the Diocese of Atlanta as the Diocesan Disaster Preparedness Coordinator in coordination with the Episcopal relief and development U.S. Disaster program. Fr. Paul also serves as a Law enforcement chaplain with Johns Creek Police Department and in the Georgia National Guard as an Army chaplain. Fr. Paul enjoys spending time with his daughter and their 3 dogs, Pepper, Salti, and Stori.